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[–] Marsbars4lyfe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I love the lyrics. Really make you think.. They don't do songs like that any more.

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

King Crimson was one of the most underrated experimental rock groups of the late 1960s. I bought their first album when it came out in 1969, In the Court of the Crimson King. I was listening to alternative rock at the time, such as Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues. By "alternative" I mean off the beaten path. King Crimson had a different sound. When In the Wake of Poseidon came out in 1970 I bought that, too. I found their subsequent albums a little less compelling, but still worth listening to. Listening to their work today, it holds up.

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[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The lyrics, which were written by Pete Sinfield, take us inside the mind of a troubled individual with dark imagery and references to the Vietnam War ("innocents raped with napalm fire"). Sinfield, who started out as the band's roadie/lighting director, was their lyricist. Along with Keith Reid of Procol Harum, he's the most prominent member of a major band who did not sing or play an instrument with the act. Sinfield has said that the lyrics of this song are about "justice and injustice."

After extensive rehearsal, the band recorded the basic track in one take, with all four members playing together at the same time. Greg Lake (later the guitarist for Emerson, Lake & Palmer) was on bass and added the vocals, and Robert Fripp played guitar. These two grew up together and had the same guitar teacher, so by the time they formed King Crimson they were very much in sync. Ian McDonald played saxophone on the track, and Michael Giles was on drums. Lake and McDonald came up with the distinctive riff for the song, although all four players are credited for composing the music.

The unusual sound was achieved by over-gaining the vocal through the mixing console and varying the equalization on each hit of the hi-hat. As for the famous guitar solo, Robert Fripp explained to Total Guitar magazine in 1974: "It's all picked down-up. The basis of the picking technique is to strike down on the on-beat and up on the off-beat. Then one must learn to reverse that. I'll generally use a downstroke on the down-beat except where I wish to accent a phrase in a particular way or create a certain kind of tension by confusing accents, in which case I might begin a run on the upstroke."

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=sXZc0ptqFxw :

King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man (Legendado) - YouTube


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[–] dontforgetaboutevil 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Damn rock is rocking today.